Sep 14, 2016 / Furniture
Mer Noire by Damien Gernay

is a minimal furniture collection created by Brussels-based designer . The coffee tables Mer Noire takes its inspiration from the sea, both attractive and frightening, its perpetual movement and its ever changing appearance. With this piece, the designer tried to capture the present moment, and to fix forever a fragment of the sea surface. Leather was the obvious material for such an endeavor: leather is alive, can be molded in any form or shape and its texture shares with water its caustic effect. The tabletop hence takes life and seems to move with the reflection of light.